Events

Upcoming Events

Scroll our calendar to find the perfect events during your stay or plan your stay around one of our fantastic events. With substantial diversity and community pride, there’s an event every weekend; festivals every month. There’s something for everyone in the family… food festivals, arts and entertainment showcases, cultural, historical and contemporary events. Holiday happenings for every season including the July Celebration on Lake Murray a top 10 Southeast Event. With so many events to offer, you will probably have to extend your stay in Lake Murray Country.

Born in the USA 4 Miler

North Trenholm Road

ON NORTH TRENHOLM ROAD Forest Acres/Columbia: Where the Midlands Comes to Shop Rain or Shine   Includes: 4 Miler 4 Mile 2 Person Relay Firecracker Youth Run

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Sunset on the Shoals

Saluda Shoals Park 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia

Enjoy a one hour paddle on the Saluda River followed by a wine tasting at the overlook. Trip is dependent on weather and river levels. Take home a complimentary Saluda Shoals Park glass to commemorate the evening. Light refreshments will be served. Paddle stars at 6:00 p.m. at the upper boat ramp. Boat and all […]

$47.00
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Koala Bottle 5K & Half Marathon

Harbison State Forest 5600 Broad River Road, Columbia

Join us at Harbison State Forest for the Koala Bottle 5K & Half Marathon. Located a mere 8 miles from downtown Columbia, Harbison State Forest’s 2,200 acres of woodland is a paradise where urban growth and noise disappears. Visitors can enjoy 67 species of trees and a wide range of wildlife on the more than […]

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Paddle and Pint – Paddle and Craft Beer Tasting

Saluda Shoals Park 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia

Paddle the Lower Saluda River surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife. Enjoy the views, have fun, and meet new friends. After an hour on the water, sample delicious craft beers. Trip is dependent on weather and river levels. Boats and all necessary equipment are provided. Paddle stars at 6:00 p.m. at the upper boat ramp. […]

$47.00
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The Guardians of the Night K9 5K

SC State Fair Grounds 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia

The Guardians of the Night K9 5K Race/Run is a true night event that offers a fun, flat, fast-paced race -–giving runners the opportunity to run alongside  Richland County Sheriff's Department K9 Deputies and their own K9 partners. This year, the event returns to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Downtown Columbia. This is a […]

$25 – $35
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Hot Summer’s Night

Strictly Running 2515 Devine Street, Columbia

When the sun is going down is the coolest time to run the pavement in Columbia. 7:30 pm - Youth Fun Run (non-competitive) 7:45 pm - 5K Road Race

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Stomp The Swamp 5k Run, Ruck and Walk

River Bluff High School 320 Corley Mill Road, Lexington

Welcome to the 8th Annual Stomp the Swamp 5k. You are about to participate in one of the most unique and challenging 5k courses in the Midlands. The 5k course is 1 loop around beautiful River Bluff Campus, allowing athletes to run over nature bridges, nature paths, and to begin and end in our state […]

$25 – $28
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Justin Pepper 5K

Palmetto Bone & Joint 104 Ellett Road, Chapin

In 2022, the JUSTIN PEPPER 5K LIVE EVENT will offer three options:  A Walk/Run, a Ruck, and a 1 mile Fun Run. The LIVE Event Walk, Run, Ruck will be start at Palmetto Bone and Joint in Chapin and run through Chapin's Business and Technology Park at Brighton, returning to Palmetto Bone and Joint for finish.  This […]

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Labor Day Run

North Trenholm Road

Held at the corner of Trenholm Road and 4801 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206 Rain or Shine Starting Time 8:30 a.m. - 5k 9:15 a.m. - No School Youth Run

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